Picea abies 'Bönitz' / Bönitz Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Bönitz' is a conical, dwarf selection of Norway spruce with loose, semi-fastigiate branching holding dense, dark green foliage. After 10 years a mature specimen will measure 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.2 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm).

This origin of this cultivar is speculative. It is thought to have been introduced in 1987 by Günther Horstmann nursery or Schneverdingen, Germany. Bönitz is the name of a town in Germany where Horstmann possibly found the original plant material.

Picea abies 'Bönitz' — a young specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Bönitz' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger